Grades 101: The History of Grades and How They Undermine Students ~ Dr. Brian Williams

Is the current system of grading undermining students today and their long-term formation? Dr. Williams, a college dean at Eastern University, offers a fascinating history lesson about the origin of grades (hint: it’s a late modern invention) and challenges teachers and parents to consider separating true assessment from number and letter grades. Lots of practical…

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When Grades Rule Your Life

The pursuit of grades is the all consuming end game for many students and parents today. Grades are the currency that our culture trades in and ultimately determine when a good education has been achieved. And in our culture, everyone deserves an “A”, or so we are encouraged to believe. Self esteem and personal values…

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